Posted by aionol | 15 JAN 2018

How To Get Ahead of The Competition in The Cloud-Computing Era – Part II

In an era where cloud-first businesses are growing everywhere, it is hard to stay ahead of the competition. But there are a few things you can do that will turn your company into innovative and successful cloud- based business and leave your competitors miles behind. The first three actions were outlined in our previous blog post. The […]

In an era where cloud-first businesses are growing everywhere, it is hard to stay ahead of the competition. But there are a few things you can do that will turn your company into innovative and successful cloud- based business and leave your competitors miles behind.

The first three actions were outlined in our previous blog post. The last three are as follows:

4. Introduce Cloud Governance

Cloud governance is the #1 secret to success in the cloud. Once you move your infrastructure, apps and data to the cloud, most of your team will use it to drive innovation and make processes more efficient. Whilst the benefits provided by cloud-based platform are amazing, you also need to make sure that your teams are using best practices and adhere with security standards and policies. And that’s what governance teams are for. They are the ones to help you and your teams to strike the right balance between agility and control.

Get Ahead of The Competition in The Cloud-Computing Era

Get Ahead of The Competition in The Cloud-Computing Era

5. Understand the technology

Whilst you should focus on challenges such as organisational change and business transformation when it comes to using the cloud effectively, don’t miss out on ensuring that you and your team understand the technologies you are using. You still need people that have in-depth technical knowledge of everything cloud: devops, key technologies such as containers, cloud architecture and programming.

6. Get buy-in

Your teams might first suspiciously observe your plans of migrating to the cloud. It can be a threatening technology as it does require a new and different skill set. Initially, you will almost certainly experience some resistance to moving to the cloud. That’s why it is important you are involving your teams in the move.

By making sure they are involved in the process, you can use the opportunity to create an attitude that embraces disruption. Viewing it as a constant learning processes and creating an image of disruption that is positive and innovative, will help get your employees on board.

Don’t fall behind your competition in a cloud-first environment.

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